This past weekend the Greek Orthodox Church celebrated Easter, a week after Western Christians celebrated Easter. There is a liturgy held Holy Saturday morning to celebrate the first announcement of Christ’s resurrection. This celebration includes the tossing of laurels to parishioners in the congregation. Fr. Christophoros Gourlis celebrated this in this best way possible:
Nothing gets the parishioners more excited about a liturgical celebration than an enthusiastic celebrant.
Later in the day, another tradition is celebrated on Holy Saturday where people throw water-filled jugs in Corfu, Greece. Families gather on their balconies and throw the jars down to the streets below as thousands of onlookers get sprayed by the water as the jars break.